Barn conversion with duck pond and land in Coleridge, Devon
Detached barn conversion with four bedrooms (three en-suites plus shower room) set on two acres of rural Devon, yet within easy reach of the towns of Tiverton and Crediton, and the city of Exeter
Crediton 10 Miles, Exeter (M5) 18 miles (approximate distances)
Lying in an elevated site and therefore commanding far reaching country views, this spectacular detached barn conversion offers stunningly designed and beautifully executed character accommodation. Also featuring attractive gardens, pond and pasture in all approaching two acres.
* Beautifully presented accommodation
* Enviably rural yet accessible location
* Delightful rural views
* Attractive duck pond feature
* Pasture field and paddock
* Under floor heating and double glazing
* Cloakroom / utility room
* Character kitchen / breakfast room
* Study / office / occasional fourth bedroom
* Magnificent combined sitting / living room / dining room with vaulted ceiling and minstrel gallery above
* Three pretty bedrooms each with en-suite facilities
* Many pleasing and unique features
Thought to have been built early in the 20th Century this substantial stone barn has been converted with imagination, skill, ingenuity and craftsmanship into a strikingly unique, detached residence.
The accommodation incorporates numerous architectural and aesthetically pleasing features including exposed stone, brick and timber work which all combine to a make a fascinating and very lovely home. The focal point is the vast living room which with its high vaulted ceiling is beautiful light and airy with the minstrel gallery above providing an unusual and particularly attractive facility.
The outlook from much of the accommodation is to the north, east and west whilst the southern window bay that extends up to the first floor level provides light in abundance.
Apart from the double glazing, a further noteworthy feature is the under floor heating which eliminates the need for radiators.
With approximate measurements the accommodation comprises of:-
Double glazed entrance door with twin panelled matching side screen opening to the:-
RECEPTION HALLWAY / STUDY / OFFICE / OCCASIONAL 4TH BEDROOM 16'6" (5.03m) x 9' (2.74m)
Dual aspect windows each affording delightful views over the gardens / pond and countryside beyond. Attractive brick flooring and exposed stone work to two walls. Three wall light points and heating thermostat. Stained timber clad ceiling. Inner door with bevel edged multi-paned panels leading to the:-
INNER RECEPTION HALLWAY 20' (6.10m) x 7'4" (2.24m)
With an attractive terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone work to three walls and exposed ceiling joists. Twin glazed doors open out to the rear of the property. Electric consumer switchboard, heating thermostat and two pendant light points. Twin pair of bevel edged glazed panelled doors opening to the kitchen / breakfast room and the splendid living room whilst a further multi paned door opening to the:-
CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM / UTILITY ROOM
Having floor matching the hallway, quadrant shaped shower cubicle with sliding doors and shower fitment, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, low flush w.c and plumbing for automatic washing machine (appliance not included). Extractor fan.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 17'6" (5.33m) x 19'9" (6.02m)
An attractive room with quarry tiled floor and dual aspect windows (south and west facing) each with a solid slate sill together with a northerly facing pair of twin casement door opening to the outside. To one corner is a cast iron period style staircase leading up to the main bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with a range of pine wood base cupboards incorporating a set of four drawers with solid timber work top surfacing over and inset marble slab and single drainer to the glazed sink unit. Feature brick fireplace / chimney breast accommodating the oil fired cooker with twin back boilers heating the domestic hot water and central heating. Five pendant light points.
SITTING / LIVING / DINING ROOM 34'6" (10.52m) increasing to 37'6" (11.43m) x 13'6" (4.11m) increasing to a maximum of 25' (7.62m) into the square bay window.
This is a stunning room with a minstrel gallery above and open to the vaulted ceiling with no less than five exposed A-frame timbers being evident. The sitting area of the room however has a more conventional ceiling level creating a more snug effect. For the most part the floor is of ceramic tiles with the sitting area being carpeted. There is a fine brick fireplace with massive open grate and beam over with twin slate display ledges. Log store and twin telephone sockets. A flight of polished slate stairs lead up to the minstrel gallery which overlooks the room and has attractive wrought iron railings with lovely curved timber hand railing, and the first floor accommodation. Within the room there are also large expanses of exposed stone work and herringbone style brick work with attractive stained glass panel inset. Hinged bookcase concealing storage closet, two thermostats. On the southern side of the room is a deep square double glazed bay window which affords tremendous light penetration. Other features include numerous exposed timbers, huge beam and a north facing expanse of double glazing incorporating twin doors opening out to and overlooking the gardens, pond and countryside beyond.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Approached via the previously mentioned polished slate staircase with cast iron ballustrading, this leading to the first floor landing with recessed airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and slatted shelving. Wall light point.
MINSTREL GALLERY Measuring some 15'6" (4.72m) x 10' (3.05m)
With pine wood floor and being lit by the previously mentioned south facing bay window with attractive 'manger style' protective wrought iron screen. At this level one is able to admire more closely the fine array of exposed timbers, brick and stone work etc. Uplighters on the A frames.
BEDROOM SUITE TWO 12'10" (3.91m) x 11'7" (3.53m)
Pine wood floor, dual aspect windows, the northernmost overlooking the pond, gardens and countryside beyond. Exposed herringbone style brick work and attractive stained glass window. Ceiling beam, two wall light points, thermostat and multi-paned door opening through to the:-
Equipped with a white Victorian style suite comprising roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment with tiled surround. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low flush w.c. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM THREE 10'6" (3.20m) x 10'6" (3.20m)
Having pine wood floor and angled ceiling with exposed roofing timbers and Velux double glazed roof light, heating thermostat, two wall light points and delightful hatch with wrought iron screen opening and overlooking the splendid reception area. Pretty brick archway with access to the roof space. Interconnecting door also opening to the:-
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Exposed roof timbers and Velux double glazed roof light. With quadrant shaped shower cubicle with sliding doors and shower fitment over, low flush w.c and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, strip wall light with shaver socket and extractor fan. Display recess with twin shelves. An arched and padded interconnecting door then opens through to the:-
Which as previously mentioned can be reached independently by the spiral staircase leading up from the kitchen. The overall dimensions of this room, including the area devoted to the en-suite bathroom are 19'9" (6.02m) x 17'9" (5.41m) Having a fine array of ceiling timbers and two Velux double glazed roof lights. Westerly facing window affording delightful rural views to Winkleigh village in the distance, two wall light points, TV aerial lead and deep recess. Separated from the bedroom area by an attractive screen built partly in pine but largely glazed with patterned glass is the:-
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 3
Equipped with a white suite comprising cast iron panelled bath with mixer tap and tiled surround depicting peacock, low flush w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Strip wall light with shaver socket. Recess with slatted shelving.
TO THE OUTSIDE
The gardens / grounds as previously mentioned are a delightful feature of the property and briefly comprise as follows. The property is approached over a lengthy concreted shared driveway which on approaching the house becomes exclusive and terminates to the western most side of the dwelling in a generously sized concreted hard standing suitable for at least four vehicles. Immediately to the front / northern most side of the residence is a sizeable pond with a number of wild ducks evident at the time of our inspection. A stoned driveway virtually encircles the pond area providing further parking for numerous vehicles and incorporating a barbecue / picnic area to the eastern side. The immediate area surrounding the duck pond comprises a grassy bank stocked with a variety of established shrubs and bushes including pampas grass and young beech hedging. Beyond the garden / driveway are two areas of pasture namely a paddock of approximately 1 acre and a further area of garden of perhaps ½ acre. Adjacent to the driveway is a timber outbuilding measuring some 13'8" (4.17m) x 30' (9.14m) Having double doors and providing an enormous amount of storage or with adaptation possible for garaging. As a whole the grounds extend we believe to something approaching two acres.
These lie entirely to the front of the dwelling and apart from the duck pond and generously sized driveway providing parking for a virtually unlimited number of vehicles, there is a nicely fenced pasture field and adjoining paddock.
From Crediton proceed towards Barnstaple along the A377 passing through the village of Copplestone (keep on the A377) continue until reaching Morchard Road. Passing the Devonshire Dumpling Inn on your right hand side ignore the turning to Down St Mary and continue until the left hand fork signposted Winkleigh, Torrington and Bideford. Continue along the B3220 road for approximately 3½ miles, past the telephone box at Frogbury Cross on your right continue for a further five tenths of a mile when the substantially constructed concrete driveway leading to this property will be found on the left hand side. At the top of the driveway bear left into the entrance of The Granary.
Despite its enviably rural location, The Granary is nonetheless readily accessible with the B3220 road giving fast and easy access to not only North Devon but also to the former market town of Crediton and Exeter beyond. Morchard Road boasts a pub / restaurant and railway station based on the Exeter-Barnstaple rail line, this linking up with the London Paddington line at Exeter.
Coldridge lies in the heart of the county within driving distance of both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks whilst the towns of Crediton and Tiverton are within 15 and 20 minutes drive respectively. The Cathedral City and County town of Exeter is approximately 18 miles and being a University City offers not only a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational amenities but also excellent road, rail and air links to the remainder of the UK.
Mains water & electricity. Shared drainage and bulk oil storage tank